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Okagbare, Ogunlewe Top Nigerian Athletes To Rio Olympics

Blessing Okagbare
Posted: Jul 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria’s fastest sprinters, Blessing Okagbare and Seye Ogunlewe, top the list of Team Nigeria athletes to the Rio Olympic Games next month.

Olukayode Thomas, the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Head of Media and Communication, in a statement, said that Okagbare would be competing in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay in Brazil.

Others in the women 100m and 4x100m are Madu Jennifer, Gloria Asumnu, Uko Peace ,Osazuwa Agnes, Sanni Zainab, Francis Cecilia, Khadijat Suleman, and Ekpone Olivia.

The women 400m and 4x400m athletes include George Patience Okon, Bamgbose Margaret, Omotoso Omolara Grace, George Regina, Ajayi Yinka, Ossai Rita Vivian, Mayungbe Blessing and Sogbesan Ekundayo.

Oluwatobiloba Amusan will be competing in the 100m, while Amaka Ogoegbunam will vie in the 400m hurdles. Doreen Amata will go for the High Jump, even as Brume Ese will compete in the long jump.

In the Discus, Okoro Chinwe will represent Nigeria, while Nwanneka Okwelogu and Uhunoma Osazuwa will compete for medals in Shot Put and Heptathlon respectively.

Apart from Ogunlewe, Egwero Ogho-Oghene and Monzavous Edward will be competing in the 100m, while Odele Oghenetega and Oduduru Divine will vie in the 200m.

Other athletes and their events are Orukpe Eraiyokan, 400m; Anthon Hicks, 110m; Ukaoma Miles 400m and Oke Tosin, Olamigoke Olumide and Mozia Stephen for Shot Put.